Monitor your nest boxes this Fathers Day
On Sunday 4 September 2022, we’re asking all 40 spot nestbox owners to monitor their nest boxes. This is very easy and quite exciting! Just spend ten minutes watching the entrance to the nest box for activity. If the box is being used, typically one or more birds will be seen. They may just be […]
Cat management update
Continued trapping of feral cats – by both project staff and private individuals – is continuing to be successful. Shooting – using a thermal scope to detect body heat at night – is also proving successful and will be very useful for ‘trap-shy’ feral cats. Increasing compliance with the Cat By-law and supply by the […]
Feathering the nest
Click the link below to read a terrific story posted in the Sydney Morning Herald. Great work by the tenacious researcher Fernanda Alves of the Difficult Bird Research Group at the Fenner School in Canberra. https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/how-to-help-one-of-australia-s-rarest-birds-save-itself-from-extinction-20210904-p58our.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#comments
Workshop for 40-spot nest boxes this weekend!
Field Officer: cat management on Bruny Island
Interested in working at the cutting edge of wildlife management? Do we have the job for you! Working up to 38 hours a week, the position will responsible for the on-ground monitoring and control activities to support the “Progressing feral cat eradication on Bruny Island – a Threatened Species Strategy project”, employed through the Tasmanian […]
Cat control Annual Report
Bruny Island was selected under the Australian Government Threatened Species Strategy – 2015/2016 as one of five Australian islands to progress feral cat eradication, in recognition of the potential threat that feral cats pose to the significant biodiversity values on Bruny Island. A huge thank you to all those partner organisations and individuals that are […]
Wildlife Monitoring Field Day and BBQ
Neck Campground, Bruny Island, 6th May 2017, 11am-2pm Over the past 6 months Bruny Island landholders have been collecting valuable scientific data about native and feral species from all parts of Bruny Island. This is an opportunity to come along and hear about what this exciting citizen science project has discovered! The field day will involve: […]
Use of BIEN funds to support the Cat project
BIEN has partly funded communications on Bruny Island for the Kingborough Council Cat Management ByLaw implementation. Kaylene Allen from the Kingborough Council has detailed the measures underway.
Over the past decade, we have each year scouted the beaches for Hooded plovers and put up temporary fences and signage to help protect nesting sites and educate people about the habitat they share with beach nesting birds, who live on the same stretch of beach, year-in, year-out.